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Leah Thomas has served as the director of total person support services and sports dietitian since 2008, after joining the Georgia Tech Athletic Association in 2003 as the director of nutrition.
Thomas supervises Georgia Tech's Total Person program, which provides student-athletes with enrichment sessions, community service projects, sports vision services, counseling services, physiology testing and sports nutrition. She also serves as the advisor to the Student-Athletic Advisory Board.
As the sports nutritionist, she conducts nutrition counseling and develops meal plans for optimal health and performance for Georgia Tech student-athletes. Additionally, she supplies and maintains the supply of extra supplements and snacks that the student-athletes rely on daily.
In addition to her work at Georgia Tech, Leah has authored a chapter in the fourth edition of Sports Nutrition: A Guide for the Professional Working with Active People . She also enjoys writing a monthly nutrition column for "Wingfoot", an Atlanta Track Club publication.
A 1999 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a
bachelor's degree in nutrition, she was a top cross country and track
competitor for the Mocs. Thomas earned her master's degree in exercise
science from Georgia State in 2003. A registered dietitian, she became a
board-certified specialist in Sports Dietetics by the American Dietetic
Association in 2006.
The Oak Ridge, Tenn., native is a member of the Atlanta Track Club and was a 2004 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and competitor. She and her husband Dwight have three children: Mazie Ruth, Bowen and Marney.